The Layout of Piping Systems & Process Equipment

15-08-2021 - 19-08-2021 3300 أبوظبي


Course Introduction:


This course comprises two sections. The first examines the design requirements for process plant piping systems. The second section examines the maintenance requirements for these systems. In each case, the course goes beyond merely repeating the material contained in the governing standards. It discusses practical applications and typical procedures. The course also contains sample problems that are put together with written exercises for you to complete.



Course Objectives:


Upon successful completion of this course, the delegates will be able to:

Ø  Understand the total structural integrity of process plant piping systems throughout their useful life

Ø  Discover how the ASME B31.3 code has been correctly and incorrectly applied

Ø  Ensure the total structural integrity of process plant piping systems throughout their useful life

Ø  Discuss and apply the design requirements of the ASME B 31.3 Code.

Ø  Achieve higher levels of maintenance excellence in refineries and other process plants

Ø  Examine and apply the maintenance and inspection requirements of API 570 to process plant piping systems

Ø  Perform engineering audits of designs and procedures



Who Should Attend?


This course is intended for engineers, chief engineers, maintenance engineers, plant engineers, facilities engineers, mechanical engineers, inspection engineers, process engineers, design engineers, planning engineers, operations engineers, corrosion engineers, structural engineers, reliability engineers & integrity engineers.


Course Outline:


Day 1:

Overview of Piping Codes

·         Process plant piping and ASME B 31.3

·         Liquid transportation piping & ASME B 31.4

·         Gas transmission piping & ASME B 31.8

·         General comparison of ASME B 31.3, B 31.4 & B 31.8


Pipe Manufacturing Processes & Material Selection

·         Introduction

·         Pipe manufacturing processes

·         Applicable standards for pipe and piping system components

·         Material selection considerations

·         Piping specification


Pressure Design of Pipe & Piping System Components

·         Introduction

·         Straight Pipe

·         Curved sections

·         Branch connections

·         Pressure ratings of pipe fittings


Day 2:

Flanges, Gaskets & Bolting

·         Introduction

·         Flange types

·         Flange standards & ratings

·         Gaskets

·         Bolting


Piping System Layout, Supports & Restraints

·         Introduction

·         General system layout considerations

·         Layout considerations for specific piping systems

·         Support & restraint considerations

·         Types of pipe support

·         Estimating maximum permitted support span

·         Estimating loads at supports

·         Types of pipe restraints


Piping Flexibility

·         Introduction

·         Fundamentals

·         Flexibility analysis

·         Identifying lines with adequate flexibility

·         Simplified flexibility analysis methods

·         Computerized piping flexibility analysis

·         Special considerations for specific piping systems


Day 3:

Valve Selection

·         Introduction

·         Valve functions & applications

·         Valve types

·         Valve stem packing

·         Valve selection procedure

·         Valve inspection & testing


Piping Fabrication, Erection, Examination & Testing

·         Fabrication

·         Erection

·         Examination

·         Testing


Piping Vibration

·         Introduction

·         Basic concepts

·         Fatigue stress and other failure consideration

·         Types of vibration analysis

·         Common causes of piping vibration

·         Vibration measurement

·         Screening vibration problems

·         Vibration control

·         Overall design considerations


Day 4:

Piping Maintenance

Piping Materials & Modes of Failure

·         Material considerations

·         Corrosion rate & remaining life calculations

·         Cracking mechanisms in piping

·         Piping deterioration


Piping Inspection & Evaluation

·         API 570 requirements

·         Piping inspection planning and data analysis

·         Inspection techniques for piping & components

·         Piping retirements


Piping System Repair, Alteration, Re-rating & Pressure Testing

·         Valve repair and maintenance

·         API 570 piping repair, alterations, re-rating & testing requirements

·         Piping system repair

·         Piping system alterations & re-rating

·         Pressure testing after repairs or alterations


Day 5:

Flange Joint Assembly & Bolt-up Procedures

·         Introduction

·         Establishing flange joint categories

·         Identifying and listing flange joints in critical services

·         Determining required bolt tightening methods

·         Developing flange joint assembly and bolt up procedures

·         Procedure qualification

·         Hot bolting

·         Additional leakage control procedures


Guide for Hot Tapping (Pressure Tapping)

·         Necessary conditions for performing a hot tap

·         Hot tap design considerations

·         Selecting the hot tap site

·         Installation

·         Inspection

·         Pressure tests before cutting pipe

·         Hot tap operations

·         Special safety considerations

·         Hot tap machines


Course Enhancements

·         Design procedure for designing welded full encirclement repairs with end plates

·         Design procedure for a welded full encirclement sleeve

·         Design procedure for a fillet welded lap patch

·         Design procedure for a welded partial leak containment box




Course Methodology:


A variety of methodologies will be used during the course that includes:

·         (30%) Based on Case Studies

·         (30%) Techniques 

·         (30%) Role Play

·         (10%) Concepts

·         Pre-test and Post-test

·         Variety of Learning Methods

·         Lectures

·         Case Studies and Self Questionaires

·         Group Work

·         Discussion

·         Presentation


Course Fees:


This rate includes participant’s manual, Hand-Outs, buffet lunch, coffee/tea on arrival, morning & afternoon of each day.


Course Timings:


Daily Course Timings:

    08:00 - 08:20       Morning Coffee / Tea

    08:20 - 10:00       First Session

    10:00 - 10:20       Coffee / Tea / Snacks

    10:20 - 12:20       Second Session

    12:20 - 13:30       Lunch Break & Prayer Break

    13:30 - 15:00       Last Session

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